Re: Tough Questions
Kathie Cerveny (kathie@DELTA.EECS.NWU.EDU)
Mon, 28 Feb 1994 12:38:20 -0600
> That Pastor is doing the job of Cubmaster, even though that's not what he
needs to do as IR.
IH = Institutional Head = owns the unit -- as such he/she is responsible
owns the unit -- assists the CR (below) in identifying leadership when needed.
provides a location for the unit to meet.
CR = chartered organization representative - member of chartered organization,
in this case the church -- is responsible to recruit, select, insure training
for the leaders of the unit.
CC = committee chairman - appointed by the CR and IH (above) -- responsible for
the identification of the unit leader (in this case Cubmaster).
Somehow, with over 25 boys (a LARGE unit, since 32 is the recommended top number
of boys - and I do know many are way above the 32 mark), all of whom have paren
ts, and all of whom should be building a relationship with this church through s
ervice projects, etc., there seems to be a lack of understanding as to
IF there is a problem, and if so who owns it.
I would kindly ask that the pastor (IH) help the CR to identify the unit leader
needed, and do firmly agree that the church's outreach program is where the
Scouting program as a whole should fall.
BSA has a program to sell --- organizations like this church -- take a one year
contract to use this program as part of their "youth program". If it does not w
ork out, at the end of the contract year (we call it a "charter year")
either side or both may change their minds.
It does not truly matter how many boys are in the unit from the church -- this i
s part of the outreach of the church -- and can make significant differences in
the lives of young boys and the adults involved -- and I have seen it happen man
y many times that people actually join the church because they are made welcome
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City